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Lancashire County Schools Championships

Harriers Athletes were out at the Championships representing their respective Town Schools Teams and in a number of cases, were looking to win their event and set the English Schools qualifying standard for the Championships being held in Birmingham on Friday / Saturday July 11th and 12th

Full Results HERE

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Joe Pearse took the Senior Boys High Jump with a leap of 1.94m to secure the standard. Rebecca Orrell won the Hammer (46.02m) and achieved the National Standard, whilst Junior Boy Jacob Roberts took his age group title (39.01m), passing the ES Standard by just over a metre. Connor Makin won the 400m Hurdles (56.8sec) and cemented his place in the squad for the English Schools Championships having already achieved the time. He then went on to win the flat 400m in 52.3sec from Blackburn Harriers team mate Morgan Philips in second place (53.9sec). Archie Braysford in the 100m Inter Boys Race set a new PB of 11.3sec in the heat and then ran a tenth faster in the final (11.2sec) to gain the qualifying standard. Jake Almond in the 200m took a good third place with a time of 23.3secs.

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Other Harriers athletes also had very good performances on the day with PB’s and Championship titles. Connor Davison (IB Hammer) added two and half metres to his PB throwing 29.87m to finish runner up in his age category. Katie Buckingham (SG 400m Hurdles) ran a new PB of 66.7sec and took the title. Ross Liddle (61.0sec) and Huzaifa Hanif (64.2sec) were the only two competitors in the IB 400m Hurdles ace which saw Ross coming home first to become Lancashire Schools Champion.

Ben Aspinall finished 2nd in the Long Jump but jumped to a new PB of 6.19m adding 19cm to his previous best set just a couple of weeks ago. He then went on to win the Triple Jump with a solid performance of (12.65m). It took an English Schools qualifying standard to beat Morgan Angland who set another PB in the 80m Hurdles and in really good form, running 12.2sec for a second place finish. Liz Ashcroft also had a really good Race in the 75m Hurdles coming second in a really tight Race and setting a time of 12.7sec just one tenth off her PB. Polly Pearse won the IG High Jump with 1.50m from Amber Swinnerton of Blackpool in second, both clearing the same height, but Polly winning on count back and Natasha Mols in third place (1.40m). Sister Esme Pearse also finished 2nd with a jump of 1.40m in the JG High Jump. New Blackburn Harrier member Oliver Pearson-Moore competed in the IB Javelin and threw 26.30m.

Cameron Massey who has set no fewer than nine PB’s in different events this year, took the JB 80m Hurdles in 12.0sec which equals the English Schools qualifying standard. Cameron has already beaten that time in other competitions. Brother Nicholas Massey, also running for the Chorley Schools Town Team qualified for the JB 100m final with a fourth placed 12.4sec. In the final, he ran 12.6sec.

In the IB 3000m Joe Monk finished second to Matthew Barnes of Pendle with a time of 9.38.8 which cut nearly 24 seconds off his previous PB set in 2013. Grace Handley was a lone front runner in the Inter Girls 3000m, winning in a time of (10.51.2). Robert Buckley back in competition and free from exams and racing for only the third time this year finished second in the SB 1500m (4.32.4) whilst in the IB 1500m Byron Abbott placed fifth with a time of 4.33.3 in only his fourth outing this year. Over in the JG 1500m, Maddie Elliott made a great effort to win the race and had a real battle with the eventual winner Syd Bairstow from Blackpool. Maddie finished second with a new PB of 5.09.0 nearly two seconds faster. Natalya Irvine finished just behind Maddie in third place with a good time of 5.12.4 in her first ever 1500m track race and Rose Abott also ran for Blackburn with Darwen Schools in a time of 6.01.7.

Sophie Taylor was another winner taking the SG 100m Hurdles (17.2sec); Olivia Brooks just missed out on third place in IG Long Jump with 4.92m setting a new PB as she creeps closer to the 5.0m mark. Jane Saothong missed a PB by a few centimetres when she jumped 4.00m in the IG Long Jump. In the IB Long Jump Caleb Lee hit a big new PB with 5.71m for a fourth placed finish.

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Northern League – Match 2 at Sportscity

Another frustrating weekend for the Harriers at Sportscity. The Club finished in fifth place just 16.5 points off a second place finish and 44 points from winning the Match. Nevertheless, as always with the Harriers, Team spirit was excellent, everyone got stuck in to try and compensate for missing athletes and produced some very good performances to boot.

Full Results HERE

The Team spirit was no more in evidence than in the performance of Paul Coffey. Having suffered great personal loss only two days before the fixture, Paul ran the ‘A’ 100m/200m double and the 4 x 100m Relay. In the 100m he equaled his PB of 11.2 – in the 200m he set a new PB of 22.7 before finishing off in the Relays. A fantastic effort by this young man under the most trying of circumstances.

Good to see Paul Bradshaw back in the squad and securing really good points competing in the ‘A’ 400m (2nd in 49.7) and ‘B’ 200m (2nd in 22.9) as well as 4 x 400m Relay Leg (49.2). Paul then went and tried his arm at the Javelin taking 3rd spot with 37.11m. Perhaps a new Javelin star in the making!!

In the ‘B’ 100m Dominic Bretherton ran 11.7. In the Women’s sprints Morgan Angland ran a new PB in the ‘A’ 100m (13.1) with Hayley Candler posting a 14.1 clocking in the ‘B’ 100m Race and 29.9 in the ‘B’ 200m. In the Women’s 200m ‘A’ Roxanne Oliver ran 27.7 equaling her PB. There was another PB for the in form Katie Buckingham in the ‘A’ 400m (62.3) and Phoebe Howe finishing 4th in the ‘B’ Race (65.3).

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Katie Buckingham’s Coach Richard Taylor predicted a new PB by four seconds in her 800m and that is exactly what she delivered with a 4th placed 2.22.9. U17 Olivia Wilson stepped in to help out the Team and took 3rd spot in the ‘B’ 800m with 2.41.1 – just over two seconds outside her PB but a really good effort considering she was running in the Senior League. U17 Women Grace Handley and Phoebe Howe then took on the 1500m with Grace running not far outside her PB for 3rd place in 4.55.6 and Phoebe Howe running 5.43.2 in the ‘B’ Race. Ben Fish took on the 1500m (3rd in 4.01.9) and the 5000m winning the  ‘A’ Race in 14.57.2 – Jack Hindle set a 12 second PB in the ‘B’ 1500m in 4th (4.23.4) and Chris Davies took on the 800m (6th in 2.14.1) and 5000m (3rd 17.46.8) double which was completely new territory for him.

And in the ‘B’ 800m U17 Huzaifa Hanif stepped foreward to support the team in his first ever outing amongst senior athletes to run just over a second outside of his 800m PB with with 2.15.6 and then ran a leg of the 4 x 400m Relay. In the 3000m ‘A’ Race Laura Hesketh set a new PB by six seconds in 4th place with 11.09.00 run entirely in the rain. Joseph Howe had a really good run in the 3000m S/C (3rd in 10.37.6) and his first time at the longer distance, usually doing the 2000m S/C. Allan Hartley, usually seen on the Roads and Fells came to help the Team and ran the ‘B’ S/C and took a really bad fall on a bend, but got up to finish in 2nd place (12.30.9) exemplifying the Team spirit of the day.

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SONY DSCU17 Rebecca Orrell seems to be setting new PB’s everytime she throws the Hammer this year and she did it again in the Women’s ‘A’ Hammer event on Sunday finishing 4th with 40.28m – nearly two metres improvement – and the first time she has broken 40m with the Senior 4kg weight. Megan Searson, back home from College in the USA for a period came and did the “B” Hammer and took third place with 22.16m. Rebecca took 5th place (24.66m) in the Discus and 6th in the Shot Putt ‘B’ (7.14m). Jack Vickery came back from College to compete for the Club finishing 3rd in the ‘A’ Hammer (39.54m) and 4th in the ‘B’ Discus (21.46m). V50 Tony Balko and still going strong, took 5th spot in the Shot Putt (9.35m), 4th in the Discus with 26.24m and 3rd in the ‘B’ Hammer (30.28m).

Great to have Rebecca Sullivan back after several months of illness and although she is not fully recovered, she came along to help the Team in some of the Field Events winning the ‘B’ High Jump (1.60m) and reaching 7.86m in the Shot Putt. U17 Olivia Wilson tackled the ‘B’ Discus and took 4th spot with 14.01m, a PB by half a metre. Polly Pearse won the Women’s ‘A’ High Jump and set a new PB by 2 cm of 1.60m. Brother Joe Pearse had a great day over the High Jump. With an existing PB of 1.93cm – just one cm below the English Schools qualifying standard – he won the competition in a new PB of 1.96cm before going on to have three attempts at 2.00m. U17’s Morgan Angland (4th in the ‘A’ with 4.89m) and Olivia Brooks 3rd in the ‘B’ with 4.64m took steady points for the Club in the Long Jump. Olivia then competed in the Triple Jump placing 3rd with 9.12m and Polly Pearse took 5th in the ‘A’ (9.26m).

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SONY DSCRoxanne Oliver took on the Hurdling duties in the 400m and 100m and placed 2nd in both ‘A’ events with 68.3sec in the 400mH and 17.3sec in the 100m H – again, sadly we didn’t have ‘B’ competitors to back this up.

In the Long Hurdles, the eagerly awaited clash between Oliver Aspden and Connor Makin didn’t materialise as there were separate ‘A’ and ‘B’ Races. Oliver was in good form winning the ‘A’ in 56.0sec equaling his PB set at Hull in Match One and Connor similarly winning the ‘B’ in 57.3. Oliver then won the ‘A’ 110mH in 16.4sec and Joe Pearse completed a good day for him winning the ‘B’ 100mH 17.5sec.

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Another U17 young athlete who had never competed against Senior athletes before, answered a last minute call to help out and did really well. Ross Liddle backed up ‘A’ competitor Ben Aspinall in the Triple Jump and Long Jump. Ben took 2nd in the Triple Jump with 12.59m 3rd in the Long Jump with 5.93m. Ross leapt to a new PB of 5.37m in the Long Jump in 4th place and then jumped 10.26m in the Triple Jump for another 4th place. Great effort all round by the Team.

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YDL Upper Age Group – Match 2 at Trafford

After a great start to the season winning the first Match, the Club was looking forward to consolidate its position after Match 2. However, missing a number of athletes through exams meant that the number of athletes available to the Club were reduced. Although Trafford came out the very clear winners on the day, only forty three points separated clubs in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th position, which gives an indication of how close the fixture actually was.

Full Results HERE

As usual, the squad delivered some really good performances which included six PB’s; thirteen SB’s and an English Schools qualifying Standard; ten event wins; eleven 2nd places and nineteen 3rd places.

U20 Connor Makin had a great day of competition in winning the 400mH (56.3) a full two tenths inside the ES qualifying standard time of 55.5 which was a great run and new PB, and set the tone for the squad. He added another PB over the 400m to finish 2nd (51.6sec) and also won the 110mH ‘A’ Race in 17.3sec. Joe Pearse responded in fine style by winning the 110mH (18.2sec); ‘A’ High Jump (1.90m) and ‘A’ Javelin (38.14m); There were wins for Jacinta Davison in the ‘B’ 1500m (5.43.7); Liz Greenwood in the 300m ‘A’ (10.56.4); Liz again in the 1500m S/C (5.44.1); Grace Handley in the ‘B’ 3000m (11.31.3); Connor Makin in the ‘B’ High Jump and a season’s best of (1.65m); U17 Olivia Brooks ‘A’ Long Jump with a season’s best of (4.75m); Ben Aspinall broke through the 13m barrier for the first time in the ‘A’ Triple Jump (13.07m) setting a new PB and Sophie Taylor won the U20 ‘B’ 400mH (77.1sec). Rebecca Orrell won the U17 ‘A’ Hammer with a throw of 46.31m to continue her impressive run of form.

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There were season’s best performances for U20 Phoebe Howe in the 200m (29.2sec) and 300m (45.9sec) – U20 Joe Pearse in the 400m (53.7sec) – Grace Handley 800m (2.26.8sec) – U17 Chris Dulling in only his second ever 1500m just a second outside his season’s best in the ‘A’ 1500m (4.58.8.sec) – Joe Monk in the ‘B’ 1500m (4.33.9sec) – U20 Katie Buckingham in the Discus (3rd) with 12.94m and 28.1sec for another 3rd in the ‘A’ 200m. Katie then went on to PB in her 1500m by eight seconds to finish 2nd in 5.18.6sec.

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Amongst the sprinters U20 Paul Coffey placed 3rd in both the ‘A’ 100m (11.4sec) and in the ‘A’ 200m (23.00sec). U17 Jake Almond won good points with two 2nd place finishes in the the ‘A’ 200m equaling his PB of 23.2secs, 11.7secs in the ‘B’ 100m and added a season’s best in the Long Jump (4.72m). U20 Gareth Johnson ran a season’s best 26.4sec in the ‘B’ 200m. U20 Sophie Taylor ran a season’s best 14.4 sec ‘A’ (100m) and set a new PB of 9.54m in the Triple Jump. Morgan Angland ran 13.4sec for 4th place in the in the U17 ‘A’ 100m and finished 2nd in the ‘A’ 80m Hurdles (12.6sec). U17 Polly Pearse cleared 1.50m (3rd) in the High Jump and added a two more 2nd places in the 80mH (13.5sec) and Triple Jump (8.71m).

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U17 Ross Liddle has just come into the Team this year and has made an impressive start taking 4th place in the ‘B’ 200m (25.3sec) and in his first ever attempt at the Triple Jump landed 10.28m for a 3rd place finish as well as taking 2nd place in the 400mH (65.6sec). U20’s Joseph Howe and Rob Savage took on the 800m with Joseph in 3rd place in the ‘A’ Race with 2.06.0 and Rob a season’s best of 2.17.1 in the ‘B’ Race. Both then contested the 2000m S/C and were unfortunately the only two entrants in the Race and Rob had to pull out after clipping the water jump.

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In the Throws U17 Connor Davison finished 3rd in the Hammer (25.30m); 4th in the Discus with 23.70m and 5th in the Shot Putt (9.35m). U17 Rebecca Orrell finished 3rd in the Discus (21.42m) and 3rd in the Shot Putt with 8.36m. With back up in the Throws events from athletes Gareth Johnson, Paul Coffey, Jacinta Davison, Jabe Saothong, Grace Handley and Joseph Howe who wouldn’t normally do these events, the team were able to claim some good points.

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YDL (Lower Age Group) at Trafford

The second fixture of the YDL Lower Age Group was held at Trafford on May 31st with Blackburn finishing in sixth position. The absence of a number of athletes on the day cost the Team, but there were still some very good performances, personal bests and great team spirit as was evidenced by many of the athletes competing in events for the first time. This season will be a big learning curve for many of these young athletes and they will all be the better for it next year.

Full Results HERE

Highlight of the day was the performance of the U13 Girls 4 x 100 Relay squad. Winning the Race in 56.7 they came within 0.7 seconds off the Club Record set in 2006 at 56.0sec.

 

Cameron Massey had a PB in the U15 100m with 12.4 seconds and then along with brother Nicholas Massey went to win the ‘A’ and ‘B’ U15 Mens 80mH in 12.2 secs and 13.4 secs respectively. Cameron then took a 2nd place in the Long Jump (5.20m) and Nicholas also took 2nd place in the ‘B’ Long Jump with a new PB of 4.32m. In the 200m Nicholas cut his PB to 26.3 (4th).

Jacob Roberts was in the groove again in the U15 Mens Hammer winning it (38.64m) conclusively with his third throw in the last three weeks all inside the English Schools qualifying standard. Jacob also picked up points in the Shot Putt with 3rd place (6.97m) and a 3rd in the Discus (21.41m).

Emily Warren is another athlete who is in good form and won the U13 Girls 150m in 21.4 which was a new PB. She then set another PB in the Long Jump finishing 3rd with 3.94m. Added to these efforts was a solid 3rd place in the 800m (2.43.1). In the 800m ‘B’ Race Olivia Blow cut a big seven seconds off her time for a new PB of 2.59.7 and then went on to pick up invaluable points in the High Jump with 3rd place.

Eloise Littlefair and Charlotte Williams emulated the Massey brothers by winning their ‘A’ and ‘B’ Hurdle Races. Eloise took the ‘A’ in 12.3 secs and Charlotte the ‘B’ in 12.5 secs. Both went onto the Javelin where Eloise added over two metres to her personal best for a new PB of 17.67m finishing 3rd and Charlotte in her first ever attempt threw a really good 16.35m to place 2nd. Charlotte took 4th in the Long Jump (1.25m) and Eloise won the Shot (8.14m).

In the Middle Distance Events, U13 Amy Davies had a really good run in the 1200m (4th) cutting her PB by well over five seconds to 4.18.8 and added a solid 23.3secs for 5th place in the 150m ‘B’ Race. U15 Maddie Elliott in the 1500m took eleven seconds off her PB to set a new one of 5.10.9 finishing second. U13 Daniel Brown in his first ever 1500m Race ran 5.52.5. In the U15 800m Hannah Cookson continued with her good form to win the ‘A’ Race in 2.34.6 and took 2nd in the 300m ‘A’ with 46.1sec. Esme Pearse (4th) in the 800m ‘B’ Race set a new PB of 2.50.2 and then went onto win the High Jump ‘A’ with another PB of 1.48m. Libby Angland (5th) in the High Jump with 1.20m was just short of her PB. In the U15 Long Jump ‘A’ Liz Ashcroft  took 5th in the Long Jump (3.93m) and then finished 2nd in the Shot putt (8.24m).whilst Jaqui Howard also took 5th place in the ‘B’ Long Jump with 3.89m to add to her 4th placed 29.8 secs in the 200m and 5th placed 14.2 in the 100m.

U15 Hanzala Hanif took a good 3rd place in the 100m in 13.0secs. In the U13 100m Solomon Brown ran 15.0sec in the ‘A’ Race and Blackburn took 4th place in the ‘B’. Solomon also took a really good 2nd place in the 75mH in 14.8sec. U13 Sam Farnworth set a new PB in the U13 Long Jump (3.69m) and in his first ever attempt at the Hurdles took a good 3rd place in 16.3secs. U13 Emily Raine also set a new Long Jump PB with 3.53m.

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More Individual Success for the Harriers on the Track

Alison Leonard goes from strength to strength at the moment. After winning successive Races at 800m (BMC), 1500m for England at Loughborough and the British Senior Women’s Road Mile Championships, she went across to Belgium on May 31st to compete at the IFAM Outdoor Fixture in Oordegem-Lede.

Watch Race Video HERE

Full Results HERE

Alison carried on with her great form at this latest outing, running a PB over the 800m for 3rd place and 2:01.81 – which puts her fifth in the National Rankings – and she told the club afterwards that she was really happy to be back in pb shape, although disappointed to miss the ‘B’ standard for Commonwealths by 0.31! It was a good race but there was quite a lot of bumping and barging so hoping to go even quicker in a smoother race”

Rob Warner and Karl Billington are also in great shape at the moment. Rob took on the 1500m on May 31st at the BMC Grand Prix in Sportscity and knocked over four seconds off his PB to come home in a time of 3.56.14. This year so far, Rob has set personal bests at 800m (1.56.31); 1500m (3.56.14) and 3000m (8.35.45). Karl who set a new personal best in winning the 5000m at the Wtaford BMC recently also competed in the 1500m at the Sportscity Grand Prix and ran a seasons best of 4.02.52.

Full Results HERE

Charlotte Williams and Emily Warren, two of our up and coming U13 squad just love to compete and between League fixtures went over to Stretford for the Medal Meeting on May 26th.

Full Results HERE

Emily won the U13 150m race in 21.55, just outside her PB of 21.4 and then ran 2.37.96 in the 800m. Charlotte finished 2nd in the U13 70mH in 12.56 and High Jumped 1.25m for fourth place.

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Lancashire T & F Championships – PB’s and Club Records for the Harriers

Harriers athletes put in some cracking performances on a less than perfect weekend for this years Championships. Between them they accumulated nineteen Gold Medals, thirteen Silver and three Bronze to add to a number of impressive PB’s set and Club Records.

Full Results for Saturday May 24th HERE

Full Results for Sunday May 25th HERE

In the U13 Girls 70m Hurdles, Charlotte Williams, who broke the eight year old Club Record the week before with her 12.4 sec run, broke it again in the Heats with 12.3 only to be pipped by Club mate Eloise Littlefair who ran 12.2 in winning the Heat setting another Club Record, the third time in two weeks by these girls. Eloise and Charlotte then went on to take first and second in the Final in times of 12.3 and 12.5 respectively. Neither girl stopped there though. Eloise went on to win the Shot Putt (8.24m), won the Discus (23.14m), finished 4th in the 100m (14.60sec) and 4th in the Long Jump 4.23m). Charlotte ran 14.90sec in the 100m, finished with a distance of 3.79m in the Long Jump, took 5th place in the High Jump with 1.25m and 5th in the Shot Putt (7.12m). These two U13 Girls are really pushing one another and can be real prospects in the future.

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In the Jumps there were some really good performances. Ben Aspinall cleared 12.97m in the U20 Triple Jump to win the contest and set a new PB and then went on to get another PB and a win in the Long Jump with 6.00m. Morgan Angland also set a new PB of 5.01m in winning the U17 Women’s Long Jump. U20 Joe Pearse who set a new High Jump PB of 1.93m the week before the Championships, took Gold with a jump of 1.85m and Silver in the U20 Men’s Long Jump with 5.92m. U17’s Olivia Brooks and Jane Saothong contested the Long Jump with Olivia finishing 8th (4.58m) and Jane 12th (4.04m) which was a new PB. Olivia then went and equaled her High Jump PB of 1.45m to take a Silver Medal Esme Pearse equaled her PB in the High Jump with 1.45m to just miss out on a medal in 4th place. Polly Pearse won the U17 High Jump with 1.55m, just 3cm off her personal best todate. U17 Ross Liddle added 20cm to his PB in the Long Jump to take a Silver Medal. Another PB was set by Cameron Massey in the U15 Long Jump with a leap of 5.43m.

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In the Throws, Sarah Henton won the Senior Women’s Discus with 46.88m, U17 Connor Davison set three PB’s in the Hammer (27.45m), Discus (26.55m) and Shot Putt (10.51m). Jacob Roberts won the U15 Hammer with a throw of 39.33m, the second time in a fortnight that he has achieved the English Schools qualifying standard. Rebecca Orrell continued the run of success for the Club’s Throwers with victory in the U17 Women’s Hammer and a new PB of 47.59m, backed that up with a Silver Medal in the Discus (25.96m) and a Silver in the Shot (9.17m) and another PB. Polly Pearse came 7th in the U17 Javelin with (20.80m). U15 Cameron Massey took the Gold Medal in Discus (32.36m) which was a massive near 10 metre improvement over his 2013 best and then wasn’t far off his Shot Putt PB in winning Silver with 9.85m.

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In the Sprinting events, there was a double Gold for Paul Coffey in the U20 Men’s 100m (11.40sec) & 200m (22.80sec) a new PB by four tenths of a second. In the U17 Men’s 100m Archie Braysford ran 11.80 to win his Heat and then improved to 11.60 in the Final to take Silver. Jake Almond (U17) also ran 11.80 in the Heat and then finished in 4th (12.00sec) in the Final. In the 200m Final Jake took Bronze with a time of 23.40sec which was just short of his PB. U15 Cameron Massey set yet another PB in the 200m with his 25.3sec in the Heat before finishing in 4th place in the Final (25.40sec). The conditions for sprinting on Saturday were far from ideal.

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In the 40om U17 Huzaifa Hanif finished 3rd in his Heat (55.90sec) and placed 6th in the Final with (55.40sec). The Club were missing quite a few of its Middle Distance Runners at the Champs which was unfortunate, however, Liz Greenwood won the U17 Women’s 1500m in 4.55.00 after a ‘pedestrian’ opening two laps and then put the pedal to the floor over the last 600m. Grace Handley placed 5th in 5.05.20. The same two girls doubled up in the 3000m on Sunday and duly took Gold and Silver with Liz winning in a time of 10.25.00 and Grace 2nd in 10.51.60. U20 Katie Buckingham ran the 800m less than thirty minutes after the 400mH Final and ran a really solid 2.29.10 for 6th place. U20 Joseph Howe set a new PB in the 800m Heat (2.03.50) and then placed 7th in the Final with 2.06.40. We just had one competitor in the Senior 5000m which was V55 John Chaplin who came 6th in 18.13.20.

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